Elvin Bishop

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is set to induct five new members with its 2014 class this Saturday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.

Elvin Bishop’s family moved to Tulsa when he was 10 years old. He attended Will Rogers High School and won a scholarship as a National Merit Scholar to the University of Chicago, where he studied physics. Founding board member of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and author of the Oklahoma Music Guide Dr. Hugh Foley says that when Bishop wasn’t studying physics, he was studying the blues.

“When he gets there, he winds up hearing all these great blues musicians – Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf and so forth. He told me, ‘the first thing I did when I got there was to make friends with the black dudes working in the cafeteria at the university.’ And within a very short period of time, he was deep into the blues scene there in Chicago.”

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The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame announced their 2014 class of inductees Tuesday afternoon.

Included in the list are late singer and guitarist J.J. Cale, blues rock guitarist Elvin Bishop, drummer Jim Keltner, drummer Chuck Blackwell, and late blues guitarist Lowell Fulson.

John Fullbright was inducted as a "Rising Star" earlier this year.

Official ceremonies and a concert honoring the inductees will take place on November 1 at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa.